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Republic of Tea Ginger Lemon Grass Green Tea
A Light Lemon Flavored Green Tea
Summary : A very pleasant lemon flavored green tea, with just a "hint" of ginger. I found the light lemon flavor quite enjoyable. And, happily, there is no bitterness either.
Review : Gee, it's been over two weeks since my last tea review. Where does time go to? Actually though, I wasn't in the mood to experiment with new teas while exiled back in Wisconsin over Christmas. And since I got back home, I've been gorging on some of my favorite teas along with Peppermint Patties (Peppermint Schnapps with Hot Chocolate).
But alas, tonight my experimental mood returned. So I closed my eyes and dug into my plastic baggie that contains my "quick tea fixes" and the one I pulled up was a Lemon Grass green tea from the Republic of Tea.
The Ginger Lemon Grass green tea from the Republic of Tea contains the following ingredients : Fair trade certified fine green tea, lemon grass, giner, natural lemon and ginger flavor.
Here is how the Republic of Tea describes this tea : "The Far East's most popular cup. Ginger from Asia, lemon grass from Malaysia, with a base of fine green teas. Ginger and lemon grass both aid in digestion, while green tea is plentiful in healthful properties."
I really enjoyed the moderate aroma of this tea. Best way to describe it is a light lemon aroma, with just a "faint touch" of ginger as well. As lemon is a pretty powerful infusion to a tea, I always worry when I can NOT smell the lemon in a lemon flavored tea. So, with my worry about this tea vanquished, I heated the water and sat back for the two minute countdown.
Very happily, but not really surprisingly, I really enjoyed the flavor of the tea too. The reason I say not surprisingly is because I've found that teas from the Republic of Tea, even their bagged teas such as this one, tend to be several steps above your average tea found in the grocery store.
The flavor of lemon in the tea is of moderate strength. It won't overwhelm you, but it's not a weakling either. And the lemon flavor blends perfectly with the ginger, creating a very nice and light flavor.
Looking for bitterness? Too bad, you won't find it here unless you overbrew it. How about your typical grassy green tea flavor? Too bad, you won't find it in this tea either.
Which means, of course, that this is simply a very enjoyable, non-bitter, non-grassy lemon flavored green tea. Just don't go searching for an after-taste with this tea. The after-taste, while fairly strong for the first minute, quickly disappears.
So, if that is what you're looking for in a tea, you'll enjoy this creation from the Republic of Tea.
Recommendation : Yes. Anyone who enjoys lemon flavored teas, and in particular lemon flavored green teas that lack a grassy flavor to them, will find this tea especially appealing. The aroma is darn nice too. Also, I can't help but think that in terms of bagged green teas, this is a pretty good "first green tea" to try.
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